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Fukiushima Daiichi: 10 years on
The Fukushima Daiichi site before the accident. All images are provided courtesy of TEPCO unless noted otherwise.
It was a rather normal day back on March 11, 2011, at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant before 2:45 p.m. That was the time when the Great Tohoku Earthquake struck, followed by a massive tsunami that caused three reactor meltdowns and forever changed the nuclear power industry in Japan and worldwide. Now, 10 years later, much has been learned and done to improve nuclear safety, and despite many challenges, significant progress is being made to decontaminate and defuel the extensively damaged Fukushima Daiichi reactor site. This is a summary of what happened, progress to date, current situation, and the outlook for the future there.
T. Kaneko, K. Hayashi, R. Ichiki, R. Hatakeyama (18R15)
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 51 | Number 2 | February 2007 | Pages 103-105
Technical Paper | Open Magnetic Systems for Plasma Confinement | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST07-A1326
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Parallel and perpendicular plasma flow velocity shears are independently controlled and superimposed in magnetized plasmas using a modified plasma-synthesis method with concentrically three-segmented electron and ion emitters. The parallel flow velocity shear is observed to destabilize the electron drift-wave instability depending on the shear strength, while the perpendicular flow velocity shear superimposed on the parallel flow velocity shear is demonstrated to suppress the instability even in the presence of the parallel flow velocity shear.